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The Benefits of Hard Work

Last night, our parish school in Penn Yan (St. Michael’s School) held its spring concert.  The first third of the concert was the band playing instrucmental pieces.  The rest of the concert was all the children singing as one large group and by class.  Everything went well.  It showed that the children had practiced and […]


Tonight I am wondering what to write about.  Sometimes, I might write two to four times a week with the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.  I start writing tonight not because I know what I want to say.  I’m writing because I haven’t writing in a few days.  Normally, I write based on some ministry […]


Yesterday was the 7th Annual Stewardship Day in the Diocese of Rochester.  Representatives from parishes throughout the diocese gathered to listen to speakers about stewardship.  The main speaker was Susan Erschen of the diocese of St. Louis where she is the Director of Stewardship Education. She defined stewardship as recognizing that everything we have is a […]


Each year the priests and administrators of our Rochester Diocese gather for a convocation with a featured speaker.  Below follows an article I just wrote about the convocation for an upcoming parish bulletin. Continuing Education There is a saying, “We learn something new everyday.”  We learn at school but we also look at work and […]